It is no secret that it has become increasingly difficult to find suitable, qualified and high-quality personnel in many sectors in recent years. Unemployment is nowadays in the Netherlands minimal, which means that the supply of job seekers in the market is tight. Many entrepreneurs therefore notice that vacancies within their company are sometimes open for months. With this knowledge it is becoming more and more interesting to hire an employment agency to fill the vacancies professionally. But is that a wise move?
Recruiting is a profession
Why should you recruiting after all, hand it over if you can do this yourself? It is important to realize that online recruiting has increasingly become a profession in itself in recent years. Finding a suitable employee means more than throwing a vacancy online and then waiting for the phone to ring. After all, you want one match between candidate and employer. And such a match not only means a pleasant job interview, but a fruitful long-term cooperation. Being able to estimate whether that is in it, that is the art of recruiting.
Benefits of recruitment by employment agencies
An employment agency focuses on mastering that art in detail. So when you start working with such an agency, you are assured of a range of candidates that actually suit your company. This is based on personal profiles that have been carefully created. A temp agency takes a lot of time in such a process; time that the average entrepreneur does not free up for an application procedure.
Most employment agencies have branches throughout the country and therefore know the region where you need people well. For example, are you looking specifically for candidates vacancies The Hague, then it is useful to also contact an employment agency in that city.
Thirdly, hiring an employment agency is also a logical move if you step into the shoes of a candidate. If you are looking for a job, you will not randomly search the websites of various companies in the region for vacancies. No, you register with an employment agency and continue from there. If you are not known there as a company, you will miss a lot of candidates.
Actually there is only one drawback to hiring an employment agency: it costs money. After all, recruiters don't work for nothing, so of course something sticks to the bow. With all the benefits in mind, the vast majority of entrepreneurs see this as an in-depth investment for their company.
The battle for the best candidates
Is a simple registration with an employment agency sufficient to get an endless stream of good candidates for your vacancies? Of course not, because the registration is only the first step. Only then does the battle for the best candidates start. Fortunately, a temporary employment agency is happy to help you with a recruiting strategy that suits your company, but you will also have to invest some time and effort in this, as practice has shown time and time again.
'Knowing what kind of candidates you are looking for is already a good starting point'
"Sometimes employers come in with a very brief list of requirements, only a certain level of education and an x number of years of work experience, for example," says Angelique Knegtmans-Buschman, Recruitment Consultant at Manpower employment agency Municipality of The Hague. “The trick then is to first work with such an employer to draw up a good search profile. What are you looking for in your new employee? What does your company profile look like? Knowing what kind of candidates you are looking for is already a very good starting point. And ultimately those are the employers you can link to good candidates. The best candidates often know very well what they want. If you can offer this in a substantiated way, that will help enormously in realizing a match. ”